Sea Vegetables: Sea Purslane, Sesuvium portulacastrum
This halophyte plant, also known as Sea Purslane, is often found naturally growing in the salty dunes along ocean shorelines. The plant’s thick, succulent, fleshy narrow leaves are dark green with red branching stems that form dense low-growing mats. The plant can have light pink/purple flowers growing among the leaves. The green succulent leaves are edible and make for a great addition to salads and cooked dishes.